Porcelain Crowns

Crowns are the next step in treating a decayed tooth. If your tooth has a healthy root, but is too decayed or damaged to support a filling, a porcelain crown is a functional and aesthetically pleasing solution.

All Porcelain crowns are the type of crowns Dr. Spinner prefers.

The new space aged materials these crowns are made of creates a strong, beautiful as well as waterproof bonded restoration. We all have seen the old style crowns that have a black line at the gum and the color like fake tooth.

The new all porcelain crowns will never look like that. In fact they will fool your family and friends so no one will know you have a crown.

A dental crown is a sheath that covers your tooth. It becomes, for all intents and purposes, the surface of your tooth, relying on your healthy root for anchorage and support, but doing all the chewing and all the visual presentation.

In the past, metal or porcelain-fused to metal crowns were used, but today's advanced ceramics allow porcelain crowns to completely take over from metal. To see the list of reasons why not to get a metal crown, consult our Porcelain Fillings page. The procedure for receiving porcelain crowns is similar to that used in making Porcelain Veneers.

How the Crowning Process Works
Applying crowns usually takes about 3 weeks from start to finish and typically includes two appointments after the initial consultation with Dr. Spinner.

During your initial consultation with Dr. Spinner, you and he can discuss your desired results and Dr. Spinner's opinion on the best solutions for correcting your tooth decay. If you decide together that porcelain crowns are the best option, you can then schedule the rest of your appointments.

For your first appointment, your teeth will be shaped to remove all decay and damage and then a mold will be taken of your teeth. Dr. Spinner will send the impression to what he believes is the best dental lab in the United States. It takes about two weeks for the lab to fabricate your custom crowns and send them back to Dr. Spinner.

During your second appointment, the crowns will be inspected to insure a natural and attractive look. When both you and Dr. Spinner are happy with them, the custom crowns will be permanently sealed and bonded over your teeth. That's it your are done.

Sometimes you may require a follow-up visit to adjust your bite so your crowns feel comfortable to you.

If you are suffering from tooth decay that interferes with your ability to chew or your old style crown have black lines making you self-conscious when you talk, porcelain crowns may well be the solution to your problems. Call or email us today to schedule your porcelain crowns consultation with Dr. Spinner. Also, check out some of the fabulous results our other Westhampton patients have achieved in our Before and After Gallery.

If you have more questions about porcelain crowns, please consult our Porcelain Crowns Questions.

Smile Solutions is conveniently located in Westhampton Beach, and serves the Long Island, Hampton Bays, Suffolk, Southampton, Moriches, East Quogue, and Riverhead areas. If you are troubled by decay, Smile Solutions may be the right solution for you. Call or email us today to schedule your first appointment!



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